BSc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation
A vocational hands-on degree programme for students passionate about health and sport aspiring for a career as a healthcare professional. The BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation provides students with the skills, knowledge and expertise to contribute to the exciting and rapidly developing field of musculoskeletal management and care.
Become qualified in the field of sport rehabilitation.
The BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation is a vocational, hands on course that offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and expertise in preventing, assessing, diagnosing, and treating sports and physical activity-related injuries. While studying to become a sport rehabilitator you will be trained in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries expertise that is essential across all sports, and all levels from amateur to elite.
Our innovative curriculum has been purpose built to integrate learning with our state-of-the-art facilities including onsite clinics, imaging services, treatment spaces and a pro-section laboratory. This coupled with our expertise in sport and exercise science, make AECC University College a fantastic environment for aspiring Sport and Exercise Rehabilitators to train and develop.
Why Study Sport Rehabilitation?
- If you have a love of sport and, or want to work in the sporting world.
- If you’ve been affected by sports injuries
- If you want to learn more about the field of rehabilitation in a sports environment
- If you want to learn at the forefront of evidence-based musculoskeletal management and rehabilitation
- Graduates of this course can go on to become registered members of BASRaT - eligibility is contingent on a number of requirements one of which is holding a BASRaT accredited degree, or equivalent entry. Please see course details below for more info.
- Sports rehabilitators work in areas such as professional sport, primary musculoskeletal care, military and corporate environments, and more
- Successful completion of the undergraduate programme also opens up further postgraduate opportunities such as Strength and Conditioning, Sport Sciences or research in the form of MRes/PhD study
What makes this course unique?
- A strong focus on sports and working in sports environment
- Gain 400 + hours of clinical experience
- Train and develop in our state of the art sport and performance injury clinic
- Be at the forefront of evidence-based musculoskeletal management and rehabilitation
- Course title:
- BSc (Hons) Sports Rehabilitation
- UCAS Code:
- BSc (Hons)
- 3 years (September entry)
- Study mode:
- Full-time, or part-time
Dr. Zöe Wimshurst
BSc MSc PhD CPsychol – Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Zöe is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology within the School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity. She is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in visual performance in elite athletes – and area in which she has been working for over a decade.
School of Rehabilitation, Sport & Psychology, Parkwood Campus
What you will learn on the course
Students on the course will get hands-on practical experience, learning from the expert staff who teach on the course. The course includes extensive practical and laboratory-based work to help develop your understanding of human anatomy, the biomechanics and physiology of the human body, and the pathology of injury and dysfunction.
How the course is taught
The course utilises a range of contemporary approaches to assessing learning, whilst also seeking to develop key practitioner skills, specialist expertise, and interdisciplinary approaches.
Delivery modes include: seminars, workshops, practice sessions, manual therapy and practice labs, placement opportunities peer and expert observations, online learning and laboratory sessions.
Students on the course are required to complete a number of practical placement hours offering the opportunity to learn and develop in some fantastic applied practice environments. You may gain experience in our on-site clinical and sport performance centres.
BASRaT - (British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers)
Graduates of this course will be able to go on to become BASRaT registered Sport's Rehabilitators*.
*Eligibility for joining BASRaT is contingent on: holding a BASRaT Accredited degree or equivalent entry via the International Arrangement; obtaining a pass in the BASRaT registration exam; successfully completing a Trauma Care qualification endorsed by the faculty of pre-hospital care; and completion and submission of all other documentation in relation to Fitness to Practise.
Student Case Studies
Lucy studied at Oxford Brooks before coming to AECC to take our master's programme in Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy.
“The ethos of Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy here at AECC University College is that being equipped with a fundamental toolkit of skills and knowledge can help us achieve more personalised and effective rehabilitation services as practitioners for our patients.”
Billy studied Clinical Exercise at Bournemouth Uni before deciding to come to AECC for his masters in Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy.
“We had access to the facilities here on campus, which are fantastic. We used the Sport Performance Centre to do exercise testing and got to use some of the amazing equipment that the University College has."
- Anatomy (20)
- Exercise Physiology (20)
- Psychology of Exercise, Health and Sport (20)
- Motor Learning and Biomechanics (20)
- Introduction to Research Methods (20)
- Prescribing Exercise 1 (20)
- Research Methods (20)
- Clinical Exercise Physiology (20)
- Clinical Assessment Skills (20)
- Advanced Anatomy (20)
- Injury and Rehabilitation (20)
- Treatment Approaches in Sport Rehabilitation (20)
- Dissertation (40)
- Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (20)
- Late-Stage Rehabilitation and Return to Sport (20)
- Exercise Management and Long term conditions (20)
- Sport Rehabilitation Placement (0)
- Advanced Exercise Prescription (20)
- Consulting and Private Practise (20)
What qualifications do I need?
Please note that applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) to be considered for the programme.
BBB or above to include one of; Biology/Human Biology/Physical Education. General Studies will not be considered.
BTEC Extended Diploma
Distinction Merit Merit or above in a relevant Extended Diploma for example; Sports Science, Sports Coaching and Fitness, Applied Science.
Access to HE Diploma
A total of 120 UCAS points in a relevant Access to HE Diploma for example; Sports Science.
Overall grade of 32 points or higher to include either Biology or Physical Education at Higher Level.
Merit Award in any Health and Science pathway accepted.
Accreditation: Accreditation with the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT)
Is there anything else that is required?
We encourage anyone interested in sports rehabilitation, to gain some experience volunteering, not least to see how you enjoy real life experience in the field.
Experience is not obligatory to applying, but it will give you an edge as this will show us your level of intent and interest in becoming a sports rehabilitator.
If you live in the UK, and undertake a placement, some placements require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, we will guide you through this process if required. To gain a place on the course some applicants may be requested to attend an interview which may take place in person or remotely via TEAMS, you will be contacted beforehand to confirm.
If your qualification is not listed here, please take a look at our international entry requirements page or get in touch with our admissions team on the form below. Please note, to be accepted onto this course; you will also need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standards of English. For further information on English language requirements, please see the dedicated English language requirements page. More information on permission to study in the UK, can be found here: Visas and Immigration.
UK/ROI/Channel Islands: £9250 per annum
International: £15,774 per year (may be subject to annual increase)
Additional Course Costs
Students may wish to purchase their own copies of some recommended textbooks. Books are estimated to cost between £50 and £200. Students may also wish to purchase AECC University College-branded items of clothing. This clothing will cost approximately £50 to £75.
BASRaT accreditation currently required students to undertake a Royal College of Surgeons Pre-Hospital Immediate Care endorsed course this will cost approx. £350-500 per student.
Visit our student finance pages for more information on:
Note: For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). AECC University College is registered with the OfS. You can view the register and search for our AECC University College.